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Bug #6962

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kclient performs incorrect check for /dev/random

Added by Dan McDonald about 6 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
cmd - userland programs
Start date:
2016-05-10
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
needs-triage
Gerrit CR:

Description

The current kclient.sh check uses the "-h" test for /dev/random, which only works in the global zone. Non-global zones have /dev/random point right to the device node. Fix should be straightforward:

diff --git a/usr/src/cmd/krb5/kadmin/kclient/kclient.sh b/usr/src/cmd/krb5/kadmin/kclient/kclient.sh
index 6d619e6..575f0a8 100644
--- a/usr/src/cmd/krb5/kadmin/kclient/kclient.sh
+++ b/usr/src/cmd/krb5/kadmin/kclient/kclient.sh
@@ -1386,7 +1386,7 @@ EOF
        i=0

       # first check to see if /dev/random exists to generate a new password
-       if [[ ! -h /dev/random ]]; then
+       if [[ ! -e /dev/random ]]; then
               printf "$(gettext "/dev/random does not exist").\n" >&2
               error_message
       fi
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